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Tropical Oasis at the Mango House with wraparound lanai

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedroom with King Beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Big Island Vacation Houses presents: The Mango House. This lush, tropical oasis is located in beautiful North Kohala and offers an immersive Hawaiian experience removed from the tourist traps and bustle of other locales. In fact, it may have you believing you're a local.

A large variety of lush flora envelopes and divides the property, including hibiscus, birds of paradise, orchids, ferns, palms, an awesome banyan tree and fruit trees offering the freshest mangoes, papayas, bananas, and avocados that are yours for the picking. Savor oceanic, pastoral or jungle views as tropical birds sing, geckos chatter, the island breezes caress the trees, and the resonance of the tide rhythmically whispering in the distance.

The Mango House is a luxuriously designed 2,000 square foot house. The king sized master bedroom on the first floor accesses the 1,000 ft. of covered lanai decks. The upstairs loft bedroom with another king bed as well as a trundle bed, has its own half bathroom and upper level private lanai with spectacular ocean views. There is a fantastic fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances and an amazing 6ft Koa slab island. The master bath has a vessel sink and bali stone shower with soaking tub. There is also a separate private outdoor Bali Stone shower that is great after a day at the beach.

You are a short drive from the historic town of Kapaau, home of the original King Kamehameha I Statue. The charming downtown area has great art galleries and several wonderful restaurant as well as Kamehameha Park which has great tennis courts, a public swimming pool, a skate park and wonderful children playground. There is even a small public golf course you can play on for a nominal fee. A short drive in the other direction leads you Keokea Beach Park, which is a great spot for a picnic. Continue on and you come to the end of the road at the stunning Pololu Valley Overlook where you can enjoy a spectacular view hike down to the valley.

A few minutes past Kapaau is the colorful town of Hawi, known as North Kohala’s biggest little town. It is home to a weekly farmer’s market that we think is one of the best on the island. Be sure to sample local varieties of popular fruits, like apple bananas, strawberry papaya and in season, super sweet white pineapple! Hawi is also the bicycle turnaround for the annual Ironman World Championship held every October and has a great selection of unique shops and tasty restaurants. The world famous Bamboo Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants on the island with a great lineup of live music featuring award winning Hawaiian musicians. There are also wonderful alternative healing practices located here, with massage therapists , acupuncture specialists, naturopaths, herbalists, and a variety of yoga styles represented.

North Kohala is perfectly located to take advantage of many fun activities including scenic coastal rides on horseback or ATVs, the Kohala Zipline, Kayaking the Kohala Ditch and hiking trails galore. Head up the mountain road to Waimea and experience one of the best scenic drives in the US, with incredible views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and its observatories and a birds eye view of South Kohala with all its resorts and white sand beaches. The beaches in Kohala are the best on the island, including world famous Hapuna beach (Conde Nast rated it one of the top 10 beaches in the world), scenic Mauna Kea Beach, child friendly Spencer Beach Park and local favorite Beach 69.

Head down the coast towards South Kohala and you’ll discover many historical sites and parks along the coastline to enjoy. Lapakahi State Park is the site of an ancient fishing village and great for whale watching. The harbor town of Kawaihae is home to a variety of tour companies offering scuba, snorkeling and whale watching tours. There’s also a nice selection of shops and galleries along with great dinning and music at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant or popular Café Pesto.

This private Eden reveals three other private houses spread out over 2 acres and presents a variety of accommodations, as each house offers it's own distinctive floor plan. The entire property sleeps 18-20. Please view our other rental listings at VRBO/215142, VRBO/215410 and VRBO/452049. The listing for the whole property is VRBO/481173

See a video tour of the Mango House by clicking on 'Video', which is located at the top of the page in the main photo's section.

Keywords: House, Vacation, Big Island, Jungle, Kohala, Pololu, Paradise

More Details

Erin Bailey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Makapala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Loft toliet/vanity with Separate Private Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King size bed and a trundle bed in loft area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The home is innovatively designed and features custom workmanship, prized Hawaiian woods, fine art appointments, cathedral ceilings with an open-concept design, stylish furniture, indoor and outdoor bali-stone showers. It is also fully equipped with beach equipment including chairs, umbrellas, coolers, boogie boards, snorkel fins and masks.


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Beautiful peaceful spot in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, clean and well appointed home. Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Tropical Escape

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Erin and the Bailey Family for a beautiful holiday week. We loved your property. The open floor plan, the lanai overlooking the jungle, and the quiet location made for a perfect vacation location. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house in a great setting. Exactly what we were hoping for.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lincoln City, OR, USA

A vacation to remember!!!

  • 5 of 5

Besides having great friends to share the experience, the Mango House is exactly as advertised and more. It was like nothing we had stayed in before. comfortable, removed from the hustle and bustle of tourist areas. Quiet, beautiful with great amenities; full kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of space to relax in and outside the house. The outdoor shower is great for washing off after a day at the beach and just because it is there and has running warm water. The owner responded same day. The house was open and ready when we arrived. We would all stay there again.

Thanks Mango House and owners,

The Folmar's and the Galloway's

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoboken, NJ

The perfect winter getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Mango House was nothing short of amazing. My wife and I were looking for an escape from city life and from the East coast winter cold, and this beautiful home provided just the break that we needed.

As you arrive at the Mango House you immediately realize that you are in entering your own private slice of paradise. The house sits on a spacious lot full of tropical flora. The sights and sounds of the rain forest surround you. We especially enjoyed being lulled to sleep by the ocean surf, wildlife and the wind rustling the palm fronds at night. The house itself is tastefully decorated and very well appointed. The beds were incredibly comfortable. The den and kitchen are open and inviting allowing for a perfect environment for preparing dinner and relaxing. All the appliances were in perfect working condition.

Our favorite feature by far of the Mango house were the lanais. The lanai on the first floor spans the entire perimeter of the house with comfortable lounges and tables. We had many a post-beach beverage on the downstairs porch. We also took full advantage of the grill on the first floor lanai. The upstairs lanai, while smaller provides the perfect spot to have a cup of coffee while watching the sun rise or to gaze at the plethora of stars at night.

Shortly after arriving your will fall into the rhythm of 'island life.' Be sure to take advantage of the local fruit offerings in the neighborhood. You will find fruit stands at the end of driveways; most accepting payment via the honor method. Be sure to also stop by the Kohala Coffee Mill.

It was truly an incredible experience. Mahalo Mango House!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Gecko House (they were everywhere...loved it!)

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and thought the house and property were very nice. The house could use a little maintenance, but none of the issues were major. The house next door was being renovated, so there was a little construction noise during the day, but it was not very loud. If you are going to buy groceries near by go to Takata, I do not recommend Arakaki. The shops/restaurants in Hawi and Kapa'au were nice, we really enjoyed Kohala Coffee Mill. If you are going souvenir shopping I recommend Pacific Nature at the Queen's Shops in Waikoloa, they had a good selection and the prices were much better than shops closer to the house. Our favorite two beaches were Mauna Kea (they allow public beach access next to the resort) and Hapuna Beach State Park (there's a $5.00 entrance fee.) I hope this info helps any future renters.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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Keokea Beach Park
Kings View Cafe
Kawaihae Kandyz
L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Nanbu Courtyard
Coffee Shop
Gill's Lanai
Minnie's Ohana Lim Style
Hawaiian Restaurant
Holy Smokes BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
CSC Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Sushi Rock Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Mi Ranchito
Mexican Restaurant
Kohala Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Kava Kafe
Sweet Potato Kitchen
Health Food Restaurant
Mo'okini Heiau
Kohala Historical Sites State Monument
Waipi?o Valley Lookout
Waipi`o Cookhouse
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Original Big Island Shave Ice Co, Inc
Dessert Shop
Jade Palace
Chinese Restaurant
Aka Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Luna Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Yong's Kal-Bi
Korean Restaurant
Big Island Brewhaus
Manuela Malasada Co
Paniolo Country Inn
Dan-o's Doner
Takeout Restaurant
James Angelo's Underground Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
The Fish & The Hog
Barbecue Restaurant
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Noodle Club
Noodle Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Parker Ranch Center

The Big Island's North Kohala district is the discriminating travelers' best-kept secret. Experience 'Old Hawaii' in the charming historic towns of Hawi and Kapaau, with artists' shops, galleries, and delightful cafes. Historic sites - the famous statue of King Kamehameha, state parks, tropical gardens, Pololu Valley - with its majestic views, black sand beach, and scenic hiking trails. Or kick back, and enjoy some of the island's best beaches. Whale watching is seasonal (December through April), but the sea turtle sightings occur year-round.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

No refunds within 30 days of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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